Focus on Redmond - Summer 2019

Volume XXXIV No. 2 Summer 2019


Housing Choices


Get Connected with the City


Growing Up in Redmond

Protecting Our Environment


I have lived in Redmond for nearly my entire life. My neighborhood, like so many around the Puget Sound area, was a bedroom community. Most

community is an opportunity that the City’s leadership holds in high regard. We continue to work together and unify our efforts in areas such as affordable housing, environmental stewardship, and technology deployment to benefit everyone in the community so that Redmond will remain the beautiful and vibrant City we are proud to live, play, work, and invest. The Redmond City Council’s outcome- driven plan strategically advances the City’s vision and is based on priorities established by years of community involvement and through the budgeting by priorities process. This summer we will be seeking the community’s feedback on the draft 2019 Community Strategic Plan utilizing our newest community involvement tool: Let’s Connect Redmond is an online forum for the community to easily share feedback and ideas with the City. This is a digital “town hall” that provides a transparent and efficient way to empower the community and help the City accomplish four things: Listen – hear everyone’s input through simple surveys, polls, stories, and ideation tools. Inform – Give the Redmond community one place to find facts, project timelines, important documents, and results.

Transportation Topics


Mayor John Marchione

Council Notes


fathers left for work in unison every morning and returned at the same time each evening. The majority were employed at the region’s largest employer, Boeing. At that time, Redmond had one stop light, mostly single-family homes, the old grain silo on Cleveland Street and, Redmond’s annual tradition, Bicycle Derby Days. Reflecting on my time as Redmond’s Mayor I am proud of the foundation we built for the future and appreciative of what we have accomplished together over the decades and during the past twelve years I have served as Mayor. Today, Redmond hosts one of the region’s largest employers, Microsoft, provides different housing choices, preserved existing neighborhoods, and has created a vibrant and welcoming Downtown Redmond. As Redmond continues to transform in both big and small ways, the City remains focused on being a welcoming and inclusive community for all. Managing Redmond’s growth while continuing to foster a connected and collaborative

Parks & Recreation


Measure – Allows the City to get to analyze comments and quantify sentiments. Build Community - participant relationships will help us grow the Redmond community with each project. We look forward to hearing from you! On Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13, Redmond will host the 79th annual Derby Days. I hope you will join me in celebrating this tradition that continues to connect our community and honor our history.

John Marchione Redmond Mayor

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